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My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 15:58

I do the steeping in vodka and sugar with raspberries too. Lovely in a Kir. Pour a little into a wine glass and tp up with white wine. Very popular here in France as an aperitif, especially with blackcurrant liquer and blackberry.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:27

Lovely garden, Netherfield, and so is Leadfarmer's though I've said so before!

Sick roses

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:21

Couldn't get your photo. Do the leaves look like this? Photo down below.

If so then it is nitrogen deficiency. Your roses need feeding badly. Feed in Spring when the leaves are coming out and again in summer after flowering, but now in your case. Use a high nitrogen rose fertiliser. Also some soil, particularly alkali and limestone, stop roses absorbing iron so you need to give them sequestrene or sequestered iron, which you can buy in garden centres.


My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:13

I made blackcurrant cordial with mine. With a little more sugar and boiled a little more you can make a syrup which is lovely mixed with Greek yoghurt or poured over vanilla ice cream.

full shade loving plants

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:09

Epimedium, has sprays of small flowers in spring, but grown mostly for foliage. Hosta, again leafy but some have lovely flowers - watch out for slugs. Brunnera Jack Frost, sprays of Forget-me-not like flowers in Spring or early summer, pretty frosted leaves that get bigger when flowers have died down. Pulmonaria, pretty flowers in spring (again!) and different chices of leaves. Lamium, but be careful which, some can be rampant. Cyclamen hederifolium flower in autumn and have very pretty leaves that last until the following late spring. I planted a few corms under a tree a few years ago and now there a lots, carpet of pretty pink flowers. I have "London Pride" a saxifrage, under that tree (deciduous) as well.


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 09:55

Morning all. Hope you have a good holiday GG.

KEF, some small birds, like robins, are territorial. So if the hedge is not in their area they won't eat there.


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 16:34

How upsetting for you both Tina. They could have had patients in in two batches so that the last ones don't need to go in until after lunch. Then they can gave something for breakfast but no lunch instead of nothing all day. That's what they do here in France.

My son, nearly 30, will be having a knee op mid July. Then he'll be coming to me as he won't be able to drive and he needs to go to physio afterwards and his wife will be working.


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 10:20

Really strange! Clicked on my avator and it says I come from Wyre Forest and my photo and personal information have disappeared!


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 10:18

Morning all, another scorcher.

I suddenly had loads of notifications this morning. But if you go to "latest posts" then onto "followed threads" top right, you can see the posts you've sent on, and if someone has posted after you.

Need to do some more harvesting, mangetout peas, peas, redcurrants. Must make cordial. Made Ribena. 1 big red tomato! 3 Sungolds are ripe.

Toscana Strawberries

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 10:07

Little Weeeed, strawberries are hardy and can stay outside in winter.

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